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Tea With the Mayor of Lewes

Tea With the Mayor of Lewes

On April 3rd, a dozen Members of the Museum met in Lewes to see round the Town Hall and learn its story. In 1554, just after the Dissolution, this freehold began as the site of the Star Inn. We were taken through the Medieval cellars — part of which contained a very unexpected, but amazing, … read more …

First posted in Featured, News on 18th April 2017
Last updated: 18th April 2017



From Home Page end 2016

From Another Rye Did you know there are other Ryes in other countries thanks to former residents of our Rye and to ships built here which conveyed them to pioneer posts?   Rye, Sussex has maintained strong links with the Rye in Australia and those in New York and New Hampshire in the USA.  We have … read more …

First posted in News, Past Events on 9th April 2017
Last updated: 9th April 2017



‘Conspicuous Consumption’ a Draw to Rye

‘Conspicuous Consumption’ a Draw to Rye

Rye’s Medieval Conference 2016 a boost for the town Professor Michael Hicks (far right) of the University of Winchester brought five more excellent speakers to our Medieval Conference from the Universities of Southampton and Winchester. From left: Dr Anne Sutton (Costume and Dress), Mrs Angela Clark (Keeping up with the Joneses), Dr Jessica Lutkin (Jewels and Plate), … read more …

First posted in Featured, News, Past Events on 27th October 2016
Last updated: 31st October 2016



Where do our visitors come from?

Among our recent visitors . . . Besides being a popular spot for school visits, and people through the British Isles,  Rye’s Castle gets visitors from around the world as well as a steady stream from France, Germany, Belgium and Holland. Most recently there have been groups from Taiwan, South Korea and Hungary — and … read more …

First posted in News, Ypres Tower Posts on 8th January 2015
Last updated: 8th January 2015



Found any antiquities lately?

Found any antiquities lately?

Our Latest Talk: The Portable Antiquities Scheme, : Finds in Kent and East Sussex by Jennifer Jackson. Tuesday 11th November Pictured is one of the Kent finds featured in a presentation by Jennifer during the 2014 Festival of Archaeology.  It is a small, early Medieval gold pendant  in the shape of a three-dimensional animal head, … read more …

First posted in Invasion Coast, Local History Research, News, Surrounding Towns and Villages on 12th November 2014
Last updated: 8th January 2015



Oct 25-26 East Street Museum

Oct 25-26 East Street Museum

Don’t miss the last chance before winter closing to visit the East Street Museum! It will be open on Saturday and Sunday (October 25 and 26) between 10:30 and 4:30. Thanks to a winning combination of Free Admission; an enticing banner at the entrance; special exhibitions on World War I and — during the Rye … read more …

First posted in Events Diary, News on 19th October 2014
Last updated: 19th October 2014



The French Connection

For the duration of the Rye Arts Festival (September 12 – 28), Rye Museum was able to display our valuable collection of paintings, old Rye documents and materials from Medieval and Tudor times illustrating the links between Rye and France. The display covered the period between the 11th and 13th centuries when Rye was owned … read more …

First posted in News, Past Events, Rye Town History on 13th October 2014
Last updated: 10th February 2017



Museum Highlights 2013-14

Museum Highlights 2013-14

What has the Rye Museum achieved this past year? Lots! Our Chairman, Jo Kirkham, described the main achievements in her report at our every-chair-taken AGM on 29th July, giving thanks to the many members and other supporters who made them possible; the full report will appear in the next issue of our Journal. What follows … read more …

First posted in News, Past Events on 7th August 2014
Last updated: 9th October 2014



Ryers Rally Round the Museum

Ryers Rally Round the Museum

Our Annual Garden Party — Ungardened Our Annual Garden Party was to take place as usual in Rae Festing’s beautiful garden at 11 High Street, on Saturday July 19th. The day before saw the usual preparations: men erecting a marquee for the book sale and setting up tables, arrivals of bric-a-brac, plants, jams, handbags and … read more …

First posted in News, Past Events on 22nd July 2014
Last updated: 8th September 2014



Medieval Conference artist

Medieval Conference artist

The beautiful water colour being received by our Chairman Jo Kirkham to advertise the 5th Rye Medieval Conference was created especially for Rye Museum by Jordan Seabrook, a student of Rye Studio School.  (Photo courtesy Elizabeth Howard Hill, another student at the Studio School). Jordan has certainly captured the medieval theme: Note the Gothic shaped … read more …

First posted in Literary and Artistic Rye, News, Ypres Tower Posts on 18th June 2014
Last updated: 19th October 2014